It is 100 days till the beginning of the Southeast Asian Games so that you can take vicinity in the Philippines from Saturday, November 30, until Wednesday, December 11. First competed in 1896, this is the thirtieth edition of the occasion. The 2019 Southeast Asian Games could be the fourth time the Philippines has held the biennial event after 1981, 1991, and 2005. They stepped in to update authentic hosts Brunei, even though the brand new hosts almost pulled out themselves earlier than reaffirming their dedication remaining summer.
Now the hosts are assured they could carry out. “We can prevail over 100 gold medals,” stated Abraham Tolentino, the Philippines Olympic Committee chairman, in January. The Philippines gained 112 gold medals the last time the united states of America hosted the event in 2005, enough to relax their first popular title on the Southeast Asian Games. They will need to dethrone Malaysia – who lifted a hundred forty-five golds and 323 standard medals on the 2017 Games on domestic turf in Kuala Lumpur.
There had been 404 activities across 38 sports activities in Malaysia years ago, but 2019 will be the biggest ever SEA Games. This 12 months, there can be 530 activities in fifty-four sports, with chess and underwater hockey in as demonstration occasions. The sports are divided into 3 broader classes: “Compulsory Sports,” “Asian Games and Olympics Sports,” and “Regional and New Sports”. The obligatory sports activities are athletics and aquatics. These also provide the huge majority of medals. New sports activities include e-sports, as a way to offer medals across six games: Dota 2, Starcraft II, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Arena of Valour, Tekken 7, and Hearthstone.
Elsewhere, different new additions include: 3-on-three basketball, breaking (dancesport), beach handball, jiu-jitsu, kurash, sambo, skateboarding, browsing, and underwater hockey – You can see a full listing of sports under. At the final SEA Games in 2017, numerous national and video games information were set, while several of the champions from closing yr’s Asian Games are positive about competing. The Southeast Asian medal winners from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games can also be on show inside the Philippines.
Singaporean swimming celebrity Joseph Schooling, the Rio butterfly gold medallist, is arguably the most well-known athlete in the Philippines. There are also quite a few competitions inside the weightlifting activities, including domestic desire and Rio silver medallist Hidilyn Diaz. Thailand’s Sopita Tanasan and Sukanya Srisurat gained weightlifting gold in Rio, with Pimsiri Sirikaew taking silver and Sinphet Kruaithong a bronze. Thailand additionally gained medals in taekwondo through Panipak Wongpattanakit and Tawin Hanprab.
In Rio, Indonesia received gold within the mixed doubles badminton via Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsir, plus weightlifting medals from Sri Wahyuni Agustiani and Eko Yuli Irawan. Vietnam’s Hoang Xuan Vinh won gold and silver in capturing events. Aside from folks who gained medals at Rio 2016, the other countries of the eleven are Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, East Timor, Malaysia and Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. They may be competing at venues and the Philippine Arena, the arena’s largest indoor arena, which is set to host the opening rite, with the remaining ceremony inside the athletics stadium in New Clark City. That is wherein the Black Eyed Peas and Apl.De. Ap, their Filipino-American member, will perform.